the arkansas children's hospital and
the satb2 gene foundation, Inc. announce
the 2nd annual international satb2-associated syndrome (SAS) conference 

Tentative Schedule: Below is the general schedule. We are still working on the final conference agenda.

Wednesday, June 27th: Hotel check-in and welcome
Thursday, June 28th: Morning round table discussions/presentations
                                  Afternoon - Research update sessions (attendance required by at least 1 parent)
Friday, June 29th:  Morning round table discussions/presentations
                              Afternoon - Research update sessions (attendance required by at least 1 parent)
                              Closing session and dinner 


Conference registration 

Conference and selected meals are included free of charge for each SATB2 family, including 2 adults, the person with SAS, and siblings only.  Additional adults will be asked to pay $25 per person this year to help offset cost of catering, shuttles, and other related costs. 

Note: registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach the maximum attendance for the event space.

 Deadlines for registration:

January 31, 2018 if interested in clinic visit

March 31, 2018 to be eligible for travel stipend



The conference hotel will again be at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown.  The group rate will be $124 per night + taxes and parking (if applicable) and includes breakfast. 

Rooms must be booked by May 27, 2018.


Note: please book within our room block so that we can make sure we have enough rooms for everyone and so we are not financially responsible for rooms not booked.  

CLINIC visits 

We will again be scheduling clinic visits on a limited availability.  Some of these visits will start on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 27th, with the majority of them being scheduled for Thursday and Friday morning.  Please indicate your interest in participation on the conference registration link.    

Note: new patients will be given priority for clinic visits and are on a first-come, first-served basis until all openings are filled.  There are openings for US and International patients, as well as follow-up visits for those seen last year.  Insurance information will be requested and financial assistance for out-of-pocket/deductible expenses will be available. 

You will be contacted by the hospital in February/March if you are being scheduled for a clinic visit.

travel stipends 

This conference is supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) through the Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), and we will again be able to provide small travel stipends.  The stipend amount depends on the number of families attending, with a set maximum amount per family. 

Reimbursement forms, with receipts for hotel and airfare/mileage, will need to be submitted to ACH after the conference.  Please note travel stipends will not be guaranteed after this year.